World Chess Cup 2013: Kramnik in Final with Tiebreak win Over Vachier-Lagrave

Here is the first game of the sixth-round tiebreak played at the Chess World Cup in Tromso on Wednesday. Former World Champion won the first game as the French Grandmaster lost control and drew the second game to reach the final. The victory also earned Kramnik a spot in the World Championship Candidates matches 2013.

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (2719) – Kramnik, Vladimir (2784)

Result: 0-1
Site: Tromso, Norway
Date: 2013.08.28

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.d4 exd4 4.♘xd4 ♗b4+ 5.c3 ♗c5 6.♗e3 ♗b6 7.♗d3 ♘f6 8.O-O O-O 9.♘xc6 bxc6 10.e5 ♘d5 11.♗d2 d6 12.c4 ♘e7 13.♕c2 ♘g6 14.exd6 cxd6 15.♘c3 ♕h4 16.♖ae1 ♘e5 17.♖e4 ♕h5 18.♗e2 ♕g6 19.♕d1 ♗h3 20.♗f3 ♗f5 21.♖h4 ♗c2 22.♕xc2 ♘xf3+

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